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  • UN nuke agency: Iran’s role in nuclear probe meets standards

    09/26/2015 5:20:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 21, 2015 7:39 AM ET | George Jahn
    The chief of the U.N. nuclear agency insisted Monday that a probe of a suspected nuclear weapons research site in Iran does meet strict agency standards, while acknowledging that Iranian experts provided samples from the site for analysis. Such sampling is usually done by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s own experts. But IAEA chief Yukiya Amano told reporters that Iranians carried out that part of the probe at Parchin, where the agency suspects that explosive triggers for nuclear weapons might have been tested. The arrangement was first revealed in confidential draft agreement between the sides seen last month by The...
  • Iran Announces It Examined Suspected Nuclear Site with No International Inspectors Present

    09/21/2015 10:17:29 AM PDT · by jda · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 21 September 2015 | Sharona Schwartz
    A spokesman for Iran’s atomic agency announced Monday that Iranian scientists collected environmental samples from a military site without international inspectors present, a move sure to evoke anger from opponents of the Iran nuclear deal who charge it with having lax inspection provisions. {Snip} The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday that the Iranian self-verification activities at Parchin were “conducted in a manner consistent with our standard safeguards practices.” “The agency can confirm the integrity of the sampling process and the authenticity of the samples, which were taken at places of interest to the Agency at the...
  • Iranian Experts Test Parchin Site Without Presence of UN Nuclear Inspectors (not satire)

    09/21/2015 8:52:06 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sep 21, 2015 5:14 PM
    Environmental samples have been taken at a sensitive military site in Iran, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog said on Monday, citing "significant progress" in its investigation of Tehran's past activities. Such sampling is usually done by experts of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency. But IAEA chief Yukiya Amano says that Iranians carried out that part of the probe at Parchin. The transfer appeared to be part of a confidential draft agreement with the agency that allows Iran to gather its own samples. Inspecting the Parchin military site is a crucial part of the International Atomic Energy Agency's...
  • Boosted by nuke deal, Iran ups funding to Hezbollah, Hamas

    09/21/2015 6:46:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 9-21-15 | AVI ISSACHAROFF
    On Sunday, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, arrived in Iran for talks on the nuclear agreement, as part of what appears to be an attempt by the UN nuclear watchdog to evaluate whether Iran ran a military nuclear program in the past. Amano is expected to meet with various Iranian nuclear scientists for answers on this very subject. On December 15, ahead of the lifting of crippling economic sanctions on Tehran, he is slated to present the world with definitive answers that will determine whether Iran complied with the terms of a nuclear deal signed...
  • Iran gives samples from military site to nuclear inspectors

    09/21/2015 2:51:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 21, 2015 5:03 AM EDT
    Iran’s official IRNA news service says the country has given samples to the U.N. nuclear agency from its Parchin military site, where it once allegedly worked on triggers for nuclear weapons. Monday’s report quotes Iran’s atomic energy agency spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi as saying that “last week, several environment samples… taken by Iranian experts without the presence of the agency’s inspectors, were given to the U.N. nuclear inspectors.” …
  • Revolt: Boehner delays House vote .. Update: New GOP plan in the works

    09/09/2015 11:18:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 9, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Today’s vote has now been delayed and the House GOP caucus will meet at 4 p.m. to find a way forward because John Boehner once again miscalculated the degree of support he had in his own caucus .Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are demanding that the Obama administration send side deals between Iran and international nuclear inspectors to Congress as part of the Iran deal now under consideration. Opponents of the deal have argued that the clock on congressional consideration of the deal has not even begun until these side deals are submitted. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) has...
  • IAEA Says Iran May Have Built 'Extension' to Parchin

    08/27/2015 10:49:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 8/27/15 | Ben Ariel
    Iran appears to have built an extension to part of its Parchin military site since May, the UN nuclear watchdog said in a report obtained by the Reuters news agency on Thursday. A resolution of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Parchin file, which includes a demand for fresh IAEA access to the site, is a symbolically important issue that could help make or break Tehran's July 14 nuclear deal with six world powers. The confidential IAEA report obtained by the news agency says, "Since (our) previous report (in May), at a particular location at the Parchin site, the agency...
  • IAEA warns money running out to monitor Iran nuclear deal

    08/25/2015 7:29:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:45am EDT | Shadia Nasralla
    VIENNA - The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Tuesday it will run out of money next month to monitor implementation of nuclear accords with Tehran and asked countries to increase funding the costs of its Iran work, which will rise to $10 million a year. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano said he had asked member states for contributions to ensure its work can go ahead. Under the agreement reached between Tehran and six world powers on July 14, sanctions relief for Iran hinges on IAEA reports on its past and present nuclear program. So far, costs for...
  • BREAKING: Secret Obama Letters Found by 2 GOP Senators, Send Obama Admin Into Panic Mode

    08/20/2015 5:43:52 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 92 replies
    conservative tribune ^ | August 20th, 2015 | conservative tribune
    The presidential administration that vowed to be the most transparent since the baptism of Nkuwu Nzinga has once again demonstrated that such vows mean nothing to it. In addition to the secretive manner in which Secretary of State John Kerry conducted negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran over its nuclear program — in itself secretive — there was also the matter of secret “side deals” between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency. And now, additional side deals, this time between President Barack Obama and the leaders of foreign governments, have also come to light. Republican Sens. Marco Rubio...
  • Senators: Obama administration hiding secret Iran deal letters

    08/19/2015 8:07:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/19/15 | Adam Kredo
    Two leading U.S. senators are calling on the Obama administration to release secret letters to foreign governments assuring them that they will not be legally penalized for doing business with the Iranian government, according to a copy of a letter sent Wednesday to the State Department and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Sens. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) and Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) disclosed in the letter to the State Department that U.S. lawmakers have been shown copies of several letters sent by the Obama administration to the Chinese, German, French, and British governments assuring them that companies doing business
  • Ex-CIA Director: Iran's Nuclear Side Deal Like an SNL Skit (Video)

    08/21/2015 2:15:24 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 08:27 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    Former CIA Director James Woolsey says a report that Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site where it may develop nuclear arms is so mind-boggling, it's almost like watching "Saturday Night Live." "I thought it was a 'Saturday Night Live' skit. I mean not seriously but I couldn't believe it that they would let the Iranians inspect themselves," Woolsey said Thursday on Newsmax TV to J.D. Hayworth, host of "Newsmax Prime." "What do they have to do? Take a trip to the photo shop on the way to the data exchange so they can...
  • Obama administration played Catch-22 on Iran deal, fumes Israeli arms control expert

    08/21/2015 1:47:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 8/21/15 | Eric Cortellessa
    The maintenance and intensification of the American sanctions regime imposed on Iran, even in the absence of a tight international sanctions regime, could lead to a better deal than the one reached last month in Vienna, an Israeli expert on arms said. Emily Landau, head of the arms control and regional security program at the Institute for National Security Studies based at Tel Aviv University, is one of Israel’s most respected expert observers on the Iranian nuclear program. In an interview, she said that the nuclear accord struck between the P5+1 powers and Iran on July 14 was the result...
  • CNN Poll: 56 Percent Reject Iran Deal

    08/21/2015 11:12:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | August 21, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Liberals are outraged. No, it isn't about Planned Parenthood sorting parts of babies in pie pans and selling them at a profit. And no, they aren't outraged over the abortion giant selling whole baby cadavers in order to keep body parts "intact." Nor are they outraged over Planned Parenthood cutting out the brains of babies while their hearts are still beating. They are, however, suddenly concerned about babies of illegal immigrants born in the United States being called "anchor babies" by GOP presidential candidates.
  • Obama to Address North American Jews on Iran Deal

    08/21/2015 12:37:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 8/21/2012 | Ben Ariel
    As intense discussions regarding the Iran nuclear agreement continue, President Barack Obama will address the North American Jewish community next Friday, August 28, at 2:10 p.m. Eastern Time. Obama will participate in a live webcast to deliver remarks to and take questions from participants across the United States and Canada in an event co-sponsored by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and The Jewish Federations of North America, according to a statement released on Thursday. Previously, the two groups have hosted webcasts and forums on the Iran nuclear agreement with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, U.S. Secretary...
  • Former Sen. Dick Lugar Becomes First Republican To Support Obama Nuke Deal

    08/21/2015 10:12:15 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 48 replies
    Breibart ^ | 8/21/2015 | Thomas Rose
    Former Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar became the first high profile Republican this week to endorse President Obama’s hugely controversial nuclear deal with Iran’s revolutionary Islamic government. If Congress is unable to override an expected presidential veto, in addition to $150 billion in immediate sanctions relief, the deal will guarantee the same radical Iranian regime that openly calls for the annihilation of an entire nation state both the legal right and practical ability to develop an industrial scale nuclear weapons infrastructure along with the intercontinental ballistic missile systems necessary to deliver nuclear payloads anywhere on earth. Speaking on MSNBC, the...
  • IRAN is Nuclear Now! With Weapons and Delivery Systems!

    08/20/2015 8:55:28 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 41 replies
    The American Report ^ | August 20, 2015 | MG Paul E. Vallely & LTC Denny Haney
    By MG Paul Vallely, U.S. Army (Ret) And LTC Dennis B. Haney, USAF (Ret) August 20, 2015 Since 1979, a cabal of nations has aided and abetted Iran in its efforts to develop a robust nuclear program under the guise of generating a nuclear energy system. This cabal is mainly comprised of Russia, China, and North Korea. Since sanctions began being placed on Iran in 1979, with more added since, Iran still had enough free reign to develop its capabilities despite the sanctions regime because of this cabal. All the moving parts are in place, the material is there, and...
  • Is Iran Trying to Blow Up the Nuclear Deal?

    08/20/2015 1:08:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    August 20, 2015 | Jim Hanson
    The recent and ongoing actions of the Iranian leadership could easily lead you to believe they don’t want the U.S. Congress to approve the nuclear deal. It may seem counterintuitive, but there are a number of plausible reasons this might make sense to the Iranians. First, the Iranians attained almost every concession they wanted in negotiations such as removing sanctions and a clear path to removal of the embargo on conventional weapons and even ballistic missiles when the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was approved by the United Nations Security Council. The line at the Iranian Minister of Commerce’s...
  • Obama supports Iran's self inspection (humor?)

    08/20/2015 11:18:10 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 20, 2015 | Dan Miller
    In an exclusive interview with the FARtz News Agency, President Obama today voiced firm support for any deal bewteen Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency permitting Iran to know for sure what it hasn't been doing at its alleged military sites.Editor’s note: This is a guest post by my (imaginary) colleague, the Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the great State of Confusion Utopia. He is a founding member of CCCEB (Climate Change Causes Everything Bad), a charter member of President Obama’s Go For it Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Meretricious Relations Subcommittee. He is also...
  • Russia S300 Deal Confirms Iran On Road To Nukes

    08/20/2015 10:05:24 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 20, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Confirmation of Iran’s intention to develop nuclear weapons comes in the form of the announcement that the sale of Russia’s sophisticated and state-of-the-art S300 air and missile defense missile system has now reached the delivery stage. One does not need such weaponry to defend reactors generating nothing but electricity. In touting his deal with Iran over its nuclear program, which at best merely kicks the can past the end of his presidency so others can be blamed when it fails, President Obama has said that if Iran breaks the agreement we will know it. That sale and delivery of the...
  • Oh, good: UN side deal lets Iran self-inspect its own nuke site

    08/20/2015 9:30:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/15 | Dan Calabrese
    What could go wrong? Don’t worry. This is fine. Everyone has known for years that Iran was working to develop weapons at its Parchin nuclear site, so when Iran sends in its own inspectors to gather soil samples, take pictures and send everything to the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency . . . dude, why would they lie? You don’t think a super-tough negotiator like John Kerry would accept a provision that would make it that easy for the mad mullahs to thumb their noses at the vaunted deal and just keep right on doing what they’ve been doing, do...
  • The Fox: “Let me guard those chickens.”

    08/20/2015 6:30:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-20-2015 | MOTUS
    “Nothing in this deal is built on trust. Nothing.” – Jean Carré, June 27, 2015 Nor should they. “Because of this deal, we will, for the first time, be in a position to verify all of these commitments. That means this deal is not built on trust; it is built on verification. Inspectors will have 24/7 access to Iran’s key nuclear facilities.” – Barack Hussein Obama, July 13, 2015 Well, he never said WHOSE inspectors did he? Oh wait, yes he did: Because of this deal, inspectors will also be able to access any suspicious location. Put simply, the...
  • Iran Is Already Violating the Nuke Deal

    08/20/2015 4:36:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 20, 2015 | Joseph Klein
    Will enough Democrats put country over party and defy Obama? As the congressional vote on President Barack Obama’s disastrous nuclear deal with Iran draws closer, the Iranian regime appears to be doing everything it can to show that it has the upper hand as a result of the deal it negotiated with the United States and its five partners. It is either dishonestly twisting certain terms of the deal to justify its misbehavior or simply defying the terms outright. President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are not pushing back. Instead, they are pushing hard to avoid a veto-proof...
  • Unfreezing Assets Will Sanction-Proof Iran

    08/19/2015 8:10:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/19/2015 | David A. Grantham
    <p>The world is self-correcting, or so the Obama administration believes. The Iran nuclear deal reflects one of his national security themes of the last seven years; a belief that the world would naturally reorient itself toward global good, if not for U.S. power. The agreement of the P5+1 (the U.N. Security Council’s permanent members plus Germany), which requires very little of Iran and erases virtually any leverage the U.S. had over the Islamic state, underscores this truth.  And releasing $100 billion housed in foreign bank accounts stands as the U.S. government’s most alarming concession.</p>
  • Mika Brezezinski: "It Should Be Over" For Huckabee After Iran Deal Comments

    07/27/2015 12:24:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies ^ | July 27, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    On Monday, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski stated that “It should be over” for Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee after his comments that President Obama trusting Iran “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”
  • Largest Jewish Denomination Refuses to Back Iran Deal

    08/21/2015 2:02:57 PM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Aug 2015213 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Reform Jewish movement, the liberal denomination that represents a plurality of American Jews, has declined to endorse, or oppose, the Iran deal. In a statement, the Reform movement said: At this time, there is no unity of opinion among the Reform Movement leadership – lay and rabbinic alike – just as there is not unity among our membership as to the JCPOA itself; but there is unity as to the important questions and concerns we pose in this statement. Thus, there is simply no clarity that would support taking a position “for” or “against” the JCPOA itself. The statement...
  • John Bolton: “I am convinced the IAEA did not negotiate this side deal with Iran on their own.”

    08/21/2015 2:29:38 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 3 hours ago
    IRAN Why should we care about the side deals with the IAEA? “This is really important. We have just had the publication of one of the side deals that have been kept secret, the Associated Press got a copy and its out. We don’t have the first one, which is broader but we have the second one on the Parchin site, which you mentioned earlier on your show. I have now read it and I am convinced the International Atomic Energy Agency did not negotiate this side deal with Iran on their own. The IAEA is an institution created by...
  • Interview re: Iran Deal w/ Amb. Mark Wallace

    08/21/2015 5:03:59 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    The American Report ^ | August 21, 2015 | Denise Simon
    Sadly, not only is Iran cheating, it is proven by the side deal they will cheat with White House and United Nations approval. The text of the side deal signed by Iran and the IAEA is here. Further, Barack Obama has signed waivers on sanctions which allows the existing sanctions to be overlooked and violated by foreign countries where the United States will not apply any punishment. It is proven that Barack Obama, John Kerry and the other members of the P5+1 don’t have any red-lines with regard to Iran’s actions or violations. Contact your senators and demand they vote...
  • U.N. To Let Iran Use Own Experts to Inspect Alleged Nuclear Work Site

    08/19/2015 4:32:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Free Beaccon ^ | August 19, 2015 | Morgan Chalifant
    An apparent draft of one of the secret side agreements to the Iran nuclear deal indicates that Tehran will be permitted to use its own experts to inspect the Parchin nuclear site believed to have housed nuclear arms development. The Associated Press obtained the document, which an anonymous official described as a draft of an agreement between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that does not differ much from the final version. The IAEA is the U.N. agency responsible for ensuring that Tehran abides by the stipulations in the finalized deal. The secret agreements between Iran and the...
  • Iran threatened ‘harm’ to top nuke inspector to prevent disclosure of secret deal

    08/18/2015 1:51:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/18/2015 | By Adam Kredo
    Iranian leaders prevented a top International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) official from disclosing to U.S. officials the nature of secret side deals with the Islamic Republic by threatening harm to him, according to regional reports. Yukiya Amano, IAEA director general, purportedly remained silent about the nature of certain side deals during briefings with top U.S. officials because he feared such disclosures would lead to retaliation by Iran, according to the spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI). Amano was in Washington recently to brief members of Congress and others about the recently inked nuclear accord. However, he did not discuss...
  • Spokesman: Grave Consequences Discouraged Amano [IAEA] from Revealing Iran's Secrets to US Senate

    08/18/2015 12:34:05 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 12 replies
    FARS News Agency ^ | 17 August, 2015 | FNA
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano didn’t disclose secrets of its recent agreement with Iran to the US Congress for the fear of its aftermaths, an Iranian spokesman said Monday. "In a letter to Yukiya Amano, we underlined that if the secrets of the agreement (roadmap between Iran and the IAEA) are revealed, we will lose our trust in the Agency; and despite the US Congress's pressures, he didn’t give any information to them," Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said in a meeting with the Iranian lawmakers in...
  • Nuclear And Biochemical Experts At Tianjin Site

    08/13/2015 6:59:54 PM PDT · by proust · 76 replies
    Sky News ^ | 8/13/15 | unknown
    More than 200 nuclear and biochemical experts from the Chinese military have been sent to the port city of Tianjin after two huge explosions killed at least 50 people. A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency's Beijing environmental emergency response centre has also gone to the area.
  • Countdown to disaster in Iran

    08/05/2015 10:18:11 AM PDT · by Phlap · 9 replies
    UPI ^ | 08/05/2015 | Struan Stevenson
    BRUSSELS, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Determined to achieve a legacy agreement with Iran to put a shine on his lackluster presidency, Barack Obama signed up to a deal that far from making the world a safer place, will potentially light the fuse of the Middle East tinderbox.
  • Kerry: We Don't Have 'Access' to the 'Actual Agreement' on Iran Side Deals

    07/30/2015 6:45:06 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 28 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement, Secretary of State John Kerry admitted he does not have “access” to the secret deal between the IAEA and Iran on the enforcement of inspections and has only been briefed on the agreements when pressed by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX). Partial transcript: KERRY: “No I haven’t seen it. I’ve been briefed on it. And –” POE: “–But you haven’t read it, you haven’t seen it.” KERRY: “No because it’s in the possession of the IAEA.” POE: “Are you going to read it?” KERRY: “We don’t have access...
  • Obama’s secret Iran deals exposed

    07/27/2015 11:56:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Theissen
    ...[Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.)] says they asked whether they could see those agreements. He says IAEA officials replied, “ ‘Oh no, of course not, no, you’re not going to get to see those.’ And so everybody on our side of the table asked, ‘Has Secretary Kerry seen these?’ ‘No, Secretary Kerry hasn’t seen them. No American is ever going to get to see them.’ ” It turns out that only the two parties — the IAEA and Iran — get to see the actual agreements (though you can see a picture of Iranian and IAEA officials holding up what appear...
  • Congress can't see the P5+1 side deals available to Iran's Parliament

    07/25/2015 1:51:35 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 25, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Iran scam Part IIIKerry says that although he has neither read nor even seen the"classified" side deals between Iran and the IAEI about the "possible military dimensions" of Iran's nuclear program, he has been fully briefed, knows "exactly" what they say and will brief Congress in closed session.Parts I and II of this series deal with the bases for and absurdities of the January 14th U.S. approval of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. From a national security perspective, the published "deal" was absurd even without recently discovered but secret and "classified" side deals about the military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program. With them, the "deal" has gone...
  • What Kerry and Obama Tried to Keep from Congress and the Public

    07/24/2015 6:49:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/24/2015 | by FRED FLEITZ
    This week brought the stunning news that Senator Tom Cotton and Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) had discovered, during a meeting with IAEA officials, the existence of secret side deal between the IAEA and Tehran — a side deal that will not, like the main nuclear agreement, be shared with Congress. So critics of the agreement were understandably eager to hear an explanation from Secretary of State John Kerry when he and other senior administration officials testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday. The hearing produced a new bombshell: In its investigation of Iran’s past nuclear-weapons-related work, the IAEA...
  • White House acknowledges ‘side’ deals between Iran, IAEA

    07/23/2015 7:28:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/23/2015 | Jordan Fabian
    National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Wednesday acknowledged the existence of so-called “side” agreements between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Rice said the deals involve Iran accounting for past military uses of its nuclear program, but rejected GOP assertions that this represented “secret” side deals to the Iranian nuclear agreement. Rice said the documents between Iran and the IAEA are not public, but the administration has been informed on their contents and will share details with members of Congress in a classified briefing on Capitol Hill. “We’re satisfied with them and we will share the contents of those...
  • IAEA Tells Congressmen of Two Secret Side Deals to Iran Agreement That Won’t Be Shared with Congress

    07/22/2015 6:51:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/22/2015 | by FRED FLEITZ
    Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and Congressmen Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) issued a press release today on a startling discovery they made during a July 17 meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency officials in Vienna: There are two secret side deals to the nuclear agreement with Iran that will not be shared with other nations, with Congress, or with the U.S. public. One of these side deals concerns inspection of the Parchin military base, where Iran reportedly has conducted explosive testing related to nuclear-warhead development. The Iranian government has refused to allow the IAEA to visit this site. Over the...
  • Provision in Iran Accord Is Challenged by Some Nuclear Experts

    07/22/2015 6:16:47 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 22, 2015 | Michael R. Gordon
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s claim that the Iran nuclear accord provides for airtight verification procedures is coming under challenge from nuclear experts with long experience in monitoring Tehran’s program. Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz has insisted that Iran would not be able to hide traces of illicit nuclear work before inspectors gained access to a suspicious site. But several experts, including a former high-ranking official at the International Atomic Energy Agency, said a provision that gives Iran up to 24 days to grant access to inspectors might enable it to escape detection. Olli Heinonen, a former deputy director of...
  • King Barack, Sir John and a great nuke deal -- for Iran | Part I

    07/14/2015 11:33:22 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 14, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.Obama has practiced deceit for a long time and His "deal" with Iran demonstrates His consummate mastery of the techniques. Earlier, He announced that the November 2013 Joint Plan of Action would eliminate Iran's nuke weaponization and that there would be no deal otherwise. As I contended here in January of 2014, He lied. The November 2013 "joint plan of action" contemplated no inspection of any Iranian military or missile site. Quoting from my post linked immediately above, The text of the English language version of the P5+1 “deal” is available here...
  • Iran's Parliament Bans Nuclear Inspectors from Military Sites: 'Death to America'

    06/21/2015 3:03:34 PM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 21, 2015 | AP
    <p>With some lawmakers chanting "Death to the America," Iran's parliament voted to ban access to military sites, documents and scientists as part of a future deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program.</p> <p>The bill, if ratified, could complicate the ongoing talks in Vienna between Iran and the six-nation group — the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany — as they face a self-imposed June 30 deadline. The talks are focused on reaching a final accord that curbs Iran's nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.</p>
  • IAEA Report Says Iran Probe is Stalled

    05/30/2015 9:33:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 5/30/2015, 2:04 AM | Elad Benari
    Amid accelerated international efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the UN atomic agency on Friday reported that work on an assessment of allegations that Tehran worked on atomic arms remains essentially stalled, according to The Associated Press (AP). The report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) also reiterated that more cooperation is needed by Iran for full clarity on its present activities. Without it, the IAEA said, it cannot “conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities.” Iran and the IAEA agreed in November of 2013 on a new attempt to probe the accusations....
  • Iran refuses IAEA inspectors second entry to Parchin base (Video of Iran press conference)

    04/21/2015 12:46:07 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 8 hours ago
    Iran will not grant the International Atomic Energy Agency a second entry to the Parchin military base, the spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said on Monday. "Parchin is a military base," Behrouz Kamalvandi said at a news conference in Tehran. "They [the IAEA] have been raising the issue for years. It is important for their propaganda. They know we will not allow them to visit the Parchin base again, but they think raising the issue benefits the propaganda." Kamalvandi said that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, while serving as Iran's chief negotiator years ago, had allowed the IAEA to enter...
  • Why it is right to scrutinise Obama's nuclear deal with Iran

    03/28/2015 7:40:47 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/28/2015 | Peter Foster
    Those who would even question the merits of this deal are dismissed by administration aides as “warmongers”, ... Unfortunately, there are plenty of worrying signs that is not what is happening in Lausanne, where it now seems Iran will be allowed to keep 6,000 of its centrifuges, considerably more than the 500-1,500 the US originally wanted, or the 4,000 “compromise” offer Washington made a year ago. Even more worryingly, the US is reportedly considering allowing Iran to keep some centrifuges at Fordow, the impenetrably hardened underground facility that Iran built in secret, and only admitted to having in 2009 ......
  • ‘Low Grade’ Nuclear Material Is Seized by Rebels in Iraq, U.N. Says

    07/10/2014 12:05:30 PM PDT · by mojito · 18 replies
    NYT ^ | 7/10/2014 | Alan Cowell
    Iraq has notified the United Nations that Sunni militants seized nuclear material from a university in the northern city of Mosul last month as they advanced toward Baghdad, the nuclear regulatory body of the United Nations said on Thursday. Gill Tudor, a spokeswoman for the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is based in Vienna, said in a statement that the organization’s experts believed that the material — thought to be uranium — was “low grade and would not present a significant safety, security or nuclear proliferation risk.” Word of the seizure first emerged in a letter to the United Nations...
  • Iran slams IAEA failure to abide by previous deal

    06/20/2014 10:07:25 AM PDT · by Dave346
    Press TV ^ | Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:57PM GMT
    Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has censured the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for its failure to abide by its previous agreements with Tehran. In a Thursday interview with Inter Press Service, Ali Akbar Salehi said pursuant to the February 2014 “Framework for Cooperation” agreement between Tehran and the IAEA, the UN nuclear supervisory body should have ended the investigation into Iran’s “exploding bridge-wire (EBW) experiments.” IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano has so far refused to finalize the issues regarding the fast-functioning detonators, despite the fact that the EBW was the first issue that the two sides...
  • How the Russian Intelligence Mind-Set Differs from America's

    04/30/2014 9:49:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- A Cold War is purely an intelligence war. If you go on a Ukrainian geopolitical bender in front of a former KGB chief like Russian President Vladimir Putin without having a firm grasp of the opposition's mind-set, you risk launching yourself into a wall like some kind of drunken frat bro on a Slip 'n Slide. Here are a few handy tips for understanding the Russian intelligence modus operandi and how it differs from America's. HUMINT vs. OSINT: Russia has higher standards and capacity for espionage and intelligence operations than the West, placing a greater value on reliable...
  • White House summary of Iranian nuke "deal" Implementation

    01/18/2014 11:30:31 AM PST · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 18, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Released on January 16th, the White House Summary fails -- again -- to deal with Iran's continuing development of nuclear weaponry.  Iran has blasted the summary as "one sided;" what does that mean? According to the White House Summary, What Iran Has Committed To DoOn January 20th, the IAEA will report on the current status of Iran's nuclear program, and particularly on its uranium enrichment program and the Arak reactor.  The IAEA will also report on several specific steps that Iran has committed to take by or on the first day of implementation, including: Halting production of near-20% enriched uranium and disabling the...
  • The August IAEA Report on Iran: Key Takeaways

    09/24/2013 7:37:24 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    Arms Control NOW ^ | 8/28/2013 | Kelsey Davenport and Daryl G. Kimball
    Iran is continuinh to make slow but steady progress on its nuclear program according to the August 2013 quarterly repory [URL at link] by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Tehran continues to install more centrifuges including its second generation model. Iran's accumulated its stockpiles of uranium to 3.5 percent hashas increased modestly while the quantity of uranium hexaflouride enrichef to 20 percent remains roughly the same as teported in May. Iran is also moving forward on construction of its heavy water reactor at Stak, which could potentially provide it with a second path to producing material for nuclear weapons,...
  • Bombing the Syrian Reactor: The Untold Story

    02/23/2013 8:09:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 61 replies
    Commentary ^ | February 2013 | Elliott Abrams
    As the civil war in Syria enters its third year, there is much discussion of the regimeÂ’s chemical weapons and whether SyriaÂ’s Bashar al-Assad will unleash them against Syrian rebels, or whether a power vacuum after AssadÂ’s fall might make those horrific tools available to the highest bidder. The conversation centers on SyriaÂ’s chemical weaponry, not on something vastly more serious: its nuclear weaponry. It well might have. This is the inside story of why it does not. Relations between the United States and Israel had grown rocky after IsraelÂ’s incursion into Lebanon in 2006, for Secretary of State Condoleezza...